24. March 2018 - 13:00 till 17:00
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International Day Against Racism March | Thornton Park | Saturday, 24. March 2018

The annual International Day Against Racism March, marking the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa, will be held in Vancouver starting at Thornton Park (Main Street Skytrain Station). Then we will march through Chinatown. This is where Indigenous, Black, Chinese, Japanese and South Asian people lived historically.

We acknowledge that this event is being organized on the occupied, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

We also acknowledge that acts of systemic colonization and genocide against indigenous folks are currently taking place in an ongoing manner within institutions, power structures, and language use. We must partake in recognizing our positions and complicity in settler colonialism on these stolen ancestral lands.

Supported by: Coalition Against Bigotry - Pacific, Solidarity Against Fascism Everywhere (SAFE), Stand Up To Racism - Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Labour and District Council (VDLC), Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society (CARES), UBC Social Justice Centre, Radical Desis, Latinos In Action, Salaam Canada, Siraat, LGBTIQ2S+ Health Equity Collaborative, Young Community League, International Socialist, Peace Bearers, Anti-Oppression Network and BC Teachers Federation.